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removed 95 percent of her
tumor. The remaining 5
percent, he assured the
family, probably will dis-
appear. "He told us it's like
a tree branch," Adelle's
father, Stephen, says. "You
cut it off and living leaves
remain, but eventually
they wither away."
Adelle was 7 when the
headaches began (she'll
celebrate her 12th birth-
day this month). She was
diagnosed with a tumor in
the cerebellum, which she
explains is "right on the
back of the brain above the
spinal cord."
Mr. Duren still weeps
when he tells of watching
his daughter become sick-
er and sicker. "One day we
were out playing in the
back yard," he says. "The
next day she couldn't walk
right." He called the family
doctor and was told to
bring Adelle in immediate-
ly. An elderly man, a
stranger, gave up his spot
so Adelle could have the
next available surgery
opening.
The good news was that
the tumor was not growing
as quickly as predicted.
The bad news was that
it came back a year later.
This time, the doctor told
the Durens he did what he
could, "But no one in his
right mind would go any
further. It's just too dan-
gerous." He added, "I'm
not so sure Adelle will
even wake up from the
surgery; and if she does,
she'll only live a few
months."
Stephen Duren began
calling doctors across the
country. No one gave
Adele more than five
months. "It was," Mr.
Duren says, "an unbeliev-
able time. I was trying to
prepare for Adelle's death
and, at the same time, I
couldn't give up hope."
Then he chanced to see
an article about Fred
Epstein and gave the doc-
tor a call.
"He talked to me like I'd
never been talked to by
any surgeon," Mr. Duren
says. "He was comforting;
he was open. He told me
Adelle's surgery should be
done and he would do it.
He gave me" so much
hope."
Adelle's surgery was 14
months ago. She'll require

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brain scans for the next 10
years to be sure the tumor
does not return, but other
than that her life today is
no different than that of
any other 6th-grader.
She likes sewing and
jazz, movies like The
Music Man and singing.
About all she recalls of her
surgeries is the shots. And
Dr. Epstein.
"I remember a little
about going into surgery,"
she says. "I was scared
and I wanted my Mama.
But Dr. Epstein told me
everything would be all
right. He didn't think I
would die at all." ❑

Court Rules
On Slander

Paris (JTA) — A French
, court will rule next month
whether it is permissible for
someone to call French ex-
treme- right wing leader
Jean-Marie Le Pen the
"spiritual son of Hitler."
The decision will be hand-
ed down in a slander suit
brought by Mr. Le Pen
against a spokesman of an
anti-fascist group who used
that description of Mr. Le
Pen during a demonstration
against him.
In 1992, while the leader of
the National Front party
was campaigning in the
eastern French city of Nan-
cy, Paul-Eli Levy, spokes-
man of a CAFAR, a group of
more than 50 anti-fascist
groups, referred to Le Pen as
"the spiritual son of Hitler."
Addressing some 8,000
persons in the demonstra-
tion, Mr. Levy used the term
in a sarcastic call to all
French citizens to welcome
Mr. Le Pen to their cities.
Mr. Le Pen subsequently
sued Mr. Levy for slander,
requesting 100,000 Francs
(about $20,000) for damages.
Mr. Le Pen's publishing
company sells records of
Nazi songs and hymns,
transcripts of Hitler's
speeches, and Mr. Le Pen
himself has been repeatedly
condemned for apologizing
for crimes against human-
ity, according to Mr. Levy's
lawyers.
The lawyers said they ask-
ed the court not only to
declare their client not guil-
ty of slander, but to condemn.
Mr. Le Pen for abusive ac-
tion in court.

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